Amazon continues to expand the use of its last-mile logistics network as a pure pickup-and-delivery service for 3rd party shippers, increasingly positioning itself as a pure shipping alternative to UPS and FedEx.

The e-retail giant has launched two-hour delivery from a select group of Rite Aid stores to its Amazon Prime members. The service the pharmacy chain delivery service is launching this month in Newark, NJ and Burbank, CA, Supply Chain Dive reported.

Amazon said it would delivery sundries from Rite Aid stores including health and personal care items, groceries and cosmetics, with one important caveat: it won't be delivering prescriptions or other pharmaceuticals from the drug stores.

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